The Week Of June 11, 2021
Conservancy News & Events
If you see a loose or unfamiliar pet, for your safety please contact Summit County Animal Control (435-336-3985) rather than attempt to catch the animal by yourself.
New This Week
Notice: Trash Pick Up on Ranch Club Trail
Due to the road maintenance, Republic Services may not be able to pick up garbage bins on Ranch Club Trail today, Friday the 11th. Trucks will be onsite Monday to pick up those trash and recycle bins it cannot serve today.
Conservancy Enrichment Series
The Solar System
Monday, June 28th | 7:00 pm at Double Deer
Please join us for an Enrichment Series on our Solar System with guest speaker, Jani Radebaugh.
Jani Radebaugh is a planetary scientist who specializes in finding analogues to other planets on Earth in the field. She is a Science Team Member for the newly selected NASA Dragonfly rotorcraft lander mission to Saturn’s moon, Titan. She was also involved in the Cassini and Galileo Missions, the Io Volcano Observer mission proposal, and the Median project for Mars.
Professor Radebaugh travels far and wide with her Brigham Young University students to find and study unique landscapes to better understand other planets. She explores the big deserts of the world, such as the Saharan, Arabian, and Namib deserts, as well as the Argentinian Altiplano and Iran’s Lut desert to study giant sand dunes and wind-carved ridges similar to those on Titan, Mars, Venus, and Pluto. She studies lakes of lava in the Ethiopian Afar valley, Vanuatu in the southwest Pacific, and the recent eruption in Iceland, to compare them with active lava lakes of Jupiter’s moon Io.
She’s a regular presence on the Science Channel’s How the Universe Works, NASA Unexplained Files, and BBC’s Nova series. She has been an invited speaker for the U.S. State Department, the Spacefest Convention, TedX, a BYU Forum, and New York City’s Hayden Planetarium. She has spoken at many universities, astronomy organizations, and regularly for the Traverse Mountain 6th grade.
Reservations Required as space as limited.
Please RSVP with Joe Ellis below.
In Case You Missed It
Wildlife & Rodenticides
Rodenticides, the poisons sometimes used to kill rodents, have an impact beyond the location where they were initially used. Birds of prey, such as owls and hawks, may be harmed or killed by consuming poisoned rodents, even at non-lethal doses. Additionally, hawks and owls may feed poisoned rodents to their young. We ask that you please use snap traps to control rodent infestations without negatively impacting non-target wildlife.
With the arrival of spring, we expect many Promontory residents will be eager to beautify their homesites. If you are considering significant changes to your landscaping, please contact Christine Morr prior to doing any work to ensure your plans are consistent with the Design Guidelines.
Please Do Not Feed The Animals
Life at Promontory comes with a front-row seat to a unique display: wildlife. Between the deer, elk, porcupines, and many others, the landscape is full of animals most people do not have the opportunity to see. As a steward of the open space at Promontory, the Conservancy is tasked with maintaining and preserving this natural environment, including the wildlife habitat. With input from state wildlife offices, we have learned that the best way to do this is to allow the animals the opportunity to live on their own, without any supplemental care. As such, we ask that Promontory owners please not leave out food or other attractants for the animals. Though it may seem counterintuitive, this practice has the potential to do more harm than good.
Thank you for respecting these creatures. We share their space and are fortunate to
have one-of-a-kind access to their world – our collective cooperation will ensure this access continues for years to come.
Pet Policy Reminder
Please consider other Promontory owners when taking your dogs out:
- Even if your dogs are “friendly” they must remain on leash and under your control.
- Dogs should be on a leash at all times, unless at the Dog Park or the off-leash trail leading up to the Dog Park.
- Please clean up your animals’ waste. Bags are provided at the Dog Park and at various locations on the trails.
- Please properly dispose of the waste bags in the garbage cans provided or otherwise. DO NOT leave these bags on the trails or elsewhere.
Trash Pick up
On trash pickup day, please keep all trash inside your dumpster, with the lid closed. Please DO NOT leave cardboard boxes, furniture, or anything else that won’t fit in the dumpster on the ground – the truck drivers will not stop to collect anything outside the dumpster.
If your weekly trash is more than will fit in your dumpster, please contact Republic Services (435-615-8311) for another dumpster.
Just a reminder that the large dumpsters around Promontory are for operational use only. Please do not take your extra refuse to these dumpsters.
If you have more than your dumpsters can contain, please contact Republic Services at
435-615-8311 for an extra can or make arrangements for drop off at the many dumpster sites in the Park City area.
Board Meeting Dates
The Conservancy has tentatively scheduled the board meetings for 2021:
- 2nd Quarter: June 16, 2021
- 3rd Quarter: August 18, 2021
- 4th Quarter: October 20, 2021
- Annual: December 15, 2021
All meetings are scheduled for 10:00 am MT and will be broadcasted online.
Our community is active, out, and about. Be safe when walking. When walking along a road, walk only on the shoulder (off of the asphalt), as far as practicable from the edge of the asphalt roadway. Where a sidewalk or a road shoulder is not available, walk on the outside edge of the roadway; and walk only on the far left side of the roadway facing oncoming traffic. The best place to walk is on Promontory’s 30 miles of trails.
Street Parking Reminder
All vehicles should be parked in the garage or driveway. This includes parking for any guests, vendors, landscapers, etc. Limited on-street parking is permitted on a case-by-case basis for homes under construction and temporary events (parties, for example). In these instances, we ask that you please contact the Conservancy ahead of the event to coordinate permission. Non-conventional vehicles must be parked in a garage or off-site.
Be Prepared. Know Your Exits.
- Promontory Ranch Road to exit out the Main Gate or Equestrian Gate, when practicable. These routes are paved and lead to major thoroughfares better able to handle traffic.
- Take Painted Valley Pass south as if going to the Nicklaus Golf Course, but continuing onto the dirt road where the paving ends near the driving range, which eventually leads to Brown’s Canyon
- Go west on the dirt road off of the north side of Saddlehorn Drive in Bison Bluffs neighborhood, near the pump house, which will ultimately connect with Silver Gate Drive, Pace Frontage Road, and Promontory Ranch Road outside of the Equestrian Gate.
Some years ago Summit County created a system to provide phone, email, and text messages regarding emergencies. The system was upgraded such that anyone who previously signed up will need to sign up again.
The alert center also provides information about non-emergency matters in and about Summit County.
Contact The Conservancy
Design Review Architect
Conservancy Director Of Operations
Director of Owner Services
Director of Legal Services/Conservancy